Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Morris Novikoff
(Bakhnov)

 

Born on 17 June 1892 in Kherson, Ukraine. His father was an architect. N. learned in Odessa and later, being in Argentina, completed a music school. He began his stage career as a conductor in Buenos Aires and due to an accident in 1913, he took the place of an actor in Mareniof's troupe, playing the role of "Binyamin" in Schorr's "A mensh zol men zayn". Since then N. continued to act in lover roles under the pseudonym of Bakhnov. Later N. became a co-partner with the direction and also the staging of the better plays (of Hirshbein, Peretz, Kobrin and Nomberg's "Mishpakha").

In Argentina N. also acted in Ukrainian.

He came to America and acted in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre. In 1927-8 he was the manager and main role player in the Paley Theatre in Baltimore, 1928-9 -- he acted in various cities of America, 1929-30 -- he was director and chief role player in Canada (Toronto's Standard Theatre--ed.). In the summer of 1930 he guest-starred in Belgium, France and other European countries, then he went to America, where he acted in 1932 in Detroit.
 

Sh. E.

  • Sh. Pan -- "A nakht fun libe", oyfgefirt in di grend paley fun mr. novikov un madam rozenfeld, "Post", London, 13 November 1930.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1393.
 

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